Social Media Privacy Settings and Election Hacking (upper)

Video (3:08)

Discussion Questions:

    1. What are all the social media websites you’ve used and have accounts on?
    2. Do you allow social media websites to have access to your email contacts?
    3. Why might Facebook users want to change their default privacy settings?
    4. Have you adjusted your privacy settings on any social media accounts, and if so, how have you changed them?
    5. Do social media websites and targeted advertising pose a danger to democratic governments?

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How to Write a Quality Comment! (intermediate)

Video (4:38)

Discussion Questions

    1. Why isn’t a short comment like “nice” or “great” a good comment?
    2. Why would you like to receive “quality comments” on your SeeSaw learning journal or other places you might share your ideas and work online?
    3. What are some examples of how you can “get a conversation going” with a comment in SeeSaw, on a blog, or somewhere else?
    4. What was your favorite suggestion from this video?
    5. How can we encourage each other to leave “quality comments?”

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More Resources

If you share this video with your students, consider reaching out to the teacher who created it, 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Linda Yollis! You can contact Mrs. Yollis on Twitter @lindayollis. Check out her classroom blog, her classroom 365 photo project, and learn more on her website “About” page.

Posting Pictures Online (intermediate)

Video (2:24)

Discussion Questions

  1. What age and grade do you think students at our school are starting to use photo and video sharing social media websites?
  2. Does SnapChat make sharing risky photos seem safer? Why is this or is this not true?
  3. Why is it a bad idea to share a photo of yourself in your swimsuit online?
  4. Who are trusted adults you can talk to if someone sends you an inappropriate photo?

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Say No to “Sexting” (upper)

Video (2:23)

Discussion Questions:

    1. Obviously MySpace isn’t popular now like it was in 2014 when this video was created, but other social media websites are. What social media websites do you use the most and do you think other teens at our school are using most to share photos and videos?
    2. What age and grade do you think students at our school are starting to use photo and video sharing social media websites?
    3. Does SnapChat make sharing risky photos seem safer? Why is this or is this not true?
    4. Who are trusted adults you can talk to if someone sends you an inappropriate photo?
    5. How common is sharing “sexting photos” among students at our school?
    6. What are the best and most persuasive ways to influence other students NOT to share “sexting photos?”

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